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    i'm choosing a-levels in under 3 weeks and still can't choose.
    so far i know i'm taking philosophy, economics and french. i need to choose between sociology and german.

    ik sociologys seen as a soft subject plus i'm already doing a social science, so i was wondering how hard it is to do two languages at a-level?
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    (Original post by clioiona)
    i'm choosing a-levels in under 3 weeks and still can't choose.
    so far i know i'm taking philosophy, economics and french. i need to choose between sociology and german.

    ik sociologys seen as a soft subject plus i'm already doing a social science, so i was wondering how hard it is to do two languages at a-level?
    I did three language A levels (French, Russian and German). I personally think doing two is a great idea and they often complement each other, especially French and German actually. I enjoyed doing more than one language and I know that the other 5 people who did two languages at A level enjoyed them so didn’t struggle as such. If you are considering doing a language at uni then I’d say for sure do German A level. Sociology is sometimes considered a soft subject but there is still loads of content, it’s only really seen as soft by Oxbridge. I’d personally say don’t do 4 A levels because you don’t need 4 for uni and it’s a lot of extra work unless you’re already fluent in French or German. I know several people who took 4 A levels, whose grades were impacted by the extra subject work. I dropped psychology after a month 🤪
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    soft subjects aren't bad, if that's the reason you wanna do another language it's not a valid reason imo. it's a tsr thing that soft is bad.
 
 
 

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